A reader writes in to tell about our recent profiles of Alleva Dairy and Murray’s Cheese in the current Dairy issue, remembering several decades of shopping at both of these incredible shops, which now requires half a day’s drive: “I now live in exile in Maryland, and happily drive 4 hours to shop at both institutions.”
Even a week or two after the release of our first-ever Dairy Issue, we’re still thinking about some of the things we couldn’t squeeze in. For starters, plenty of photographs. The gallery above contains a few favorites that didn’t make the cut, as picked by our photo editor Rebecca McAlpin.
These makers and mongers aren’t reviving old traditions. They’re building something entirely new.
“[Chobani] uses almost 3 million pounds of milk daily,” says Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “This has allowed our upstate farmers to expand and grow.”
Most Edible readers have probably had Ben’s Cream Cheese—a spread so luxuriously thick it seems like it must literally be nothing but solidified cream; but no one seems to know anything about it.
The classic cake called tres leches—literally “three milks”—features heavy cream, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. Bizcocho de Colores bakery in Inwood gilds the lily with whipped cream and dulce de leche.
Just step inside a supermarket. Sure, the awnings look like any other Met or Key Food, but uptown the dairy cases are carefully curated for Latino clientele, offering a small world of muy autentico Latin American and Caribbean cheeses.
In drinks, dairy is daring.
Noxious but nice, this invasive is delectable with dairy.
This not-for-profit believes we can drink our way to prison reform.
An Icelandic expat brings New York a little culture.
A slice of Williamsburg in East Harlem.